US-based former Kenyan defender Vincent Kwarula, made donations of kits and balls worthy Sh450, 000 to Dagoretti-based teams at BP Grounds in Kawangware on Sunday.
During his visit, the former Tusker player handed over full sets of jerseys (16 pieces) to three teams (Magic 90 Youth, Mainstream Academy and Holy Stars Youth) as well as four balls to each of the teams.
The hosts, Mainstream Academy also got a dozen jackets in addition to the jerseys and balls. In his address thereafter, Kwarula said, “I am happy to give back to the community that gave me so much when I was growing and enabled me to be who I am today.
“I will never shy from such responsibilities because my aim is to see that I do what I can with the few resources I can get, to ensure the young players in Dagoretti and all over Kenya are supported to fulfill their dreams.”
On hand to receive the donations on behalf of their teams were coaches Brian Odongo of Magic 90 Youth, Mwalimu Geoffrey of Holy Stars and Christopher Karanja of Mainstream Academy.
The defender is based in the US since 1998 where he moved on a football scholarship granted by Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. Kwarula now coaches full time, traveling to his teams throughout Westchester, Connecticut, Manhattan and Long Island.